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Jeff Davis High to be pilot school for sustainable farming project
Posted on 05/07/2018
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Jeff Davis High has been chosen to pilot the “Children Raising the Village” sustainability program. Students, administrators, community leaders and agency representatives recently gathered to celebrate the school's partnership with Ellis Jaxon Farms in this initiative.


Students will grow crops organically using indoor aeroponic towers, indoor vertical growing towers, and container farms.


They will eat the food they grow, give excess harvest to shelters and food pantries and sustain their farms by offering excess food to commercial markets.


Pictured are MPS Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Angela McCormick; ALSDE Child Nutrition Program Coordinator, June Barrett; Renfroe's Market President, Robert Renfroe; USDA Senior Program Specialist, Deborah Tarver; MPS CNP Director, Gina Shell; Renfroe's Market Vice President, Rob Renfroe; Jeff Davis Principal, Bobby Abrams; Ellis Jaxon Farms Chief Philanthropy Officer, Sean Kumar; Cash Bargains CEO, Ashu Patel; ALSDE Administrator of School Nutrition Programs, Jeanne Brust; MPS Champion Educator of the Children Raising the Village Campaign, Jonathan Townsend; USDA Contractor, Daryl McGuire; Okra Farmer, Jimmy Vinson; and MPS Student Achievement Coordinator, Dr. Quebe Bradford. ​​